Cosmos 2019/20 Coaching Staff Release (part 1)
Over the next few days we will be releasing our entire staff and we are starting today with our Youth Academy Directors.
The Youth Academy (U8-U11) typifies how CenCal Cosmos approaches youth soccer development differently than our peers. A real soccer club embraces the whole of the development process and functions as one entity throughout, not just a random collection of teams who happen to wear the same uniform.
Our Youth Academy is designed to put some of our strongest, most experienced coaches working with our youngest players. It also provides a pathway for younger and newer coaches to learn from these experienced coaches. Additionally, every session within this program is created by the club to ensure that the players are learning the foundational tools, skills and habits that they need to be successful in soccer. We don't mortgage your child's future ability to take short cuts so we can win games this week!
Senior Youth Academy Director
Tim Carroll – NSCAA Advanced National, USSF C-License
Tim is a full time employee with CenCal Cosmos with overall responsibility for the Youth Academy (U12 and younger). Tim is responsible for taking our curriculum and breaking it down to determine what aspects should be addressed at what point of the year, making sure that the skills build upon each other and that our players are getting appropriate exposure to all the necessary techniques. Tim is also responsible for creating the session plans that our U11 and below age groups work from every practice.
Head coach of both the Fresno FC Ladies (Freeze) and Buchanan Varsity Soccer, Tim has been involved in youth soccer in the Central Valley for almost 20 years, with a history of success and player development that is second to none.
Youth Academy Directors – Overall responsibility for leading an age group within the Youth Academy, mentoring coaches and overseeing the development of the players.
Chris Cadogan USSF B License NSCAA Advanced National USSF National Youth License
Joining Cosmos from Beach FC (Virginia Beach, VA), Chris is a very experienced coach and director. A qualified USSF Instructor, he spent 5 years as the Director of Programs at Seattle United FC. Also spent time as a College Coach at Edmunds College.
Fred Immel USSF D License
Veteran Fresno area soccer Commissioner, Director, program developer and very successful Head Coach. Spent the past 14 years with California Odyssey, and multiple years coaching and assisting in the TRAC.
Bill Demarinis USSF B License
A veteran coach and coach educator in the Central Valley. Bill was an assistant coach at Fresno Pacific for 2 years before coaching high school varsity for over 20 years. Before joining Cosmos, Bill also served as the DOC at CJSL (Crossfire) and with Valley United.
Will Anderson USSF E License
Head Coach with Cosmos for the last 4 years and with Clovis Crossfire before that. Has had a successful run as Head Coach of Clarke Middle School girls for the past several years.
Ali Toussi USSF C License
Former College Coach at CSU-Stanislaus. 20 years of coaching in Central California including multiple State Cup finals.
Jason Berg USSF B License NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NorCal Region 7 PDP Coordinator. Longtime head club and High School Varsity Coach. Original Co-DOC and the Girls Technical Director at California Odyssey. Former Technical Director/Associate Head Coach for Fresno FC Ladies.